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Tips for Keeping Your Kitchen Plumbing Leak-Free

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It really goes out without saying, but regular maintenance of your kitchen plumbing is a sure fire way to ensure it lasts longer and doesn’t cost you heaps of money down the line. However, with this in mind, there are some steps that you should take in order to prevent any unwanted leaks.

Consider Wrapping Your pipes

Exterior piping is most prone to damage. Therefore, if it’s not cared for properly, it can lead to a leak. When the water in your kitchen isn’t being used and the temperature is very cold, the most likely thing to happen is that the pipes will freeze. Wrapping or insulating your pipes is a great way to avoid any cracks due to cold weather.

Conduct Routine Checks

While you may not know what to look out for, routine checks of your kitchen pipes will help determine if there are any obvious issues. It’s important to check the pipes in your home occasionally, looking for anything that seems out of the ordinary. You never know, you may just spot something that will save you money in the long run. If you’re unsure, always enlist the professional assistance of a trained and skilled plumber.

Avoid Pouring Nasties Down the Sink

Sometimes, pouring the odd undesirable down the sink can happen by accident. However, always ensure that you avoid pouring oils or non-degradable items down your sink. If you have a garbage disposal, be careful as to what you put into it. Yes, veg, leftover meals and other soft degradable items are ok to put in the garbage disposal, but avoid putting anything plastic or hard as this can cause very expensive and time-consuming issues in the long run.

If you would like to find out more about how you can continuously maintain your kitchen pipes or you require our assistance, get in touch with us today at Dutton Plumbing.